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This is it: one minute to the best info on Swaziland. This info alone will put you ahead of 99% of foreigners visiting Swaziland, garner the admiration of the locals who will instantly want to be your friends, and the envy of your fellow travelers. Read on. You’ll make friends faster that way, become a traveler instead of simply being a tourist, and also enjoy your travels a lot more.


Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world’s highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

That was it. I promised one minute.

For other condensed info check also my other posts on local culture (don’t make the mistakes I made), local food or local drinks. And when you call your friends to tell them you were by far the most knowledgeable at the party, do that with confidence that you’ll not get hit with a 6.99 per minute bill. You’ll also pick the local food from the tray, and order a local drink with confidence.

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Now, cheers to the most Swaziland aware person at the cocktail party.

What are the key history moments for Swaziland?

Alarmnumber, ? 115. Consulate Consulate of Belgium, Domineestraat 32, bov, Paramaribo Suriname P.O.B.. 1841, ? (597)472.545, (597)474690 (fax: (597)410563). Consulate of Suriname, Avenue Louise 379 1050 Brussel, Belgium, ? (32)26401172 (fax: (32)26463962). Consulate of Brazil, Maratakkastraat 2, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597)400200 (fax: (597)400205). Consulate of Suriname, SHIS-Q1 Conjunto 1 Casa 6, 71600, Brasilia, ? (55)612483995 (fax: (55)612483791). Consulate of Canada, Wagenwagstraat 50bov, Paramaribo, Suriname P. O.B. 1449, ? (597)424527. Consulate of China, Anton Dragtenweg 154, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597)451570 (fax: (597) 452560). Consulate of Suriname, 3-7-1- Kinguomanwai, Beijing 100020, China, ? (86)1065322939 (fax: (86) 1065002022). Consulate of Suriname, ITC Building IM 124, Willemstad, Curaçao, ? (599) 94636650 (fax: (599) 94636450).

Consulate of France, Gravenstraat 5-7, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597) 475222 (fax: (597) 471208). Consulate of Suriname, 38 ter RUW Christoph Colomb, 97300, Cayenne, French Guiana, ? (594)300461 (fax: (594)317645). Consulate of Guyana, Gravenstraat 82, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597) 477895 (fax: (597) 472679). Consulate of Suriname, 304 Church St. P.O.B. 334, Georgetown, Guyana, ? (592) 267844 (fax: (592) 253476). Consulate of India, Rode Kruislaan 10, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597) 498344 (fax: (597) 499538). Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Van Brussellaan 3, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597) 431230 (fax: (597) 498234). Consulate of Japan, Gravenstraat 23 – 25, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597) 474860 (fax: (597) 412208). Consulate of Korea, Heerenstraat 8, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597) 484747. Consulaat of Netherlands, the, Van Roseveltkade 5 , Paramaribo, Suriname, ? (597)477211 (, fax: (597)477792). Consulate of Suriname, Alexander Gogelweg 2, 2517JH, The Hague, Netherlands, ? (31) 703650844 (fax: (31) 703617445). Consulate of Suriname, De Cuserstraat 11, 1081CK, Amsterdam,, ? (31) 206426137 (fax: (31) 206465311). Consulate of Suriname, 11 Maraval Road 5th Floor Tatil Building, Port of Spain, Trinidad, ? (1) 8686260704 (fax: (1) 8686280086).

United States Embassy, Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat 129, Paramaribo, Suriname, ? (597) 472900 (fax: (597) 425690). Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 16:00. Consulate of Suriname, 7235 NW 19th St Suite A, FL 33126, Miami, USA, ? (1) 3055932163 (fax: (1) 3055991034). Consulate of Suriname, Van Ness Centre Eve Suite 108 4301, Connecticut Washington DC 20008, USA, ? (1) 2022447590 (fax: (1) 2022445878). Consulate of Venezuela, Gravenstraat 23 – 25, Paramaribo Suriname, ? (597) 475401. Consulate of Suriname, Entre 7a y 8a Transversal 41 Qta Los Milagros Altamira Caracas 1060 A, Venuzuela, ? (58) 22631554 (fax: (58)2612724).

The one minute summary for Swaziland geography

Best places to see in Swaziland

Most of the tourists who visit Swaziland arrive by road from South Africa. Swaziland’s tourism industry developed during the apartheid era in South Africa and this shaped many of its distinctive attractions. Since the end of apartheid, Swaziland has emphasized its traditional culture as tourist attractions. Hlane Royal National Park – Hlane meaning “wilderness” in the Swazi language is the largest national park in Swaziland. It has a variety of wildlie including the lion, white rhino, zebra, elephant and a variety of mammals. Hlane is also blessed with abundant and diverse bird life.